Rock House Community

Rock House Community (HMGK3)

Location: Liberty Hill, TX 78642 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 42.293', W 97° 52.332'

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A pioneer agricultural community of Williamson County, this site was first settled in the late 1840s by Uriah H. Anderson, a native of Tennessee who received a land grant here from the state of Texas. By 1857 a rural school was in operation and classes were held in the Bethel Church Sanctuary. The settlement was named for the stone structure, which was known as the rock house.

Another church, Macedonia which later became a missionary Baptist congregation, was organized in 1873. Early services and camp meetings were conducted in a tabernacle. The settlement also included a general store started about 1885 by T.C. Sowell. The village was later the site of a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, an active farmers union, and a string band. A post office was opened in 1890 under the name of Draco, an Indian word for the area meaning "Favorite Place". It closed two years later.

The school continued until the 1940s when it was consolidated with Liberty Hill (5 mi. SW). The general store, later owned by other residents of the area, was in operation until 1960. All that remains of the original townsite is the Rock House Cemetery and the evidence of early buildings.
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HM NumberHMGK3
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Marker Number9329
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 608000 N 3397439
Decimal Degrees30.70488333, -97.87220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.293', W 97° 52.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 17.58" N, 97° 52' 19.92" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7199 Farm to Market 3405, Liberty Hill TX 78642, US
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